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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

A word (or more) from the President

A word (or more) from the President

Following a week of Folk Unlocked, I am feeling rejuvenated. I tip my bowler to Aengus Finnan and the entire Folk Alliance International staff and volunteers for producing an amazing event unlike anything I have ever seen. The reimagined conference accomplished most...

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Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference

Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference

FARM is proud to present The Accidentals in the Folk Alliance International's Folk Unlocked "Best of the regions" showcase. There are many talented artists that would fit this description. We chose this exceptional trio not only for their musical gifts but for their...

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Home for Thanksgiving

Home for Thanksgiving

A special concert with John McCutcheon presented in partnership with FARM and the Fine Arts Series at St John’s University

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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